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Take the Gender Roles Out of Children’s Toys

Take the Gender Roles Out of Children’s Toys

Eleanor T. February 18, 2024

It is no surprise that this world is full of sexism and inequality. What might surprise you, however, is how early gender roles are forced upon young children. If you walk into nearly any toy store, you...

So You Want to Read the News, but Dont Know Where to Start?

So You Want to Read the News, but Don’t Know Where to Start?

Miette T. February 18, 2024

As a student, I always want to stay up to date with the latest news and what’s going on in the world. As a teenager, however, I find most news sources somewhat overwhelming and difficult to understand....

Wildlife expert, Paula Kahumbu, has loved wildlife since she was a child and is now a passionate activist, speaking on behalf of the animals that cant speak for themselves. (National Geographic for Disney/Wim Vorster)

‘They’re like the best parts of humans’: Dr. Paula Kahumbu on elephant culture, conservation efforts and ‘The Secrets of Elephants’

Maya H. January 20, 2024

Elephants have long been regarded as one of the most intelligent animals on planet Earth, dumbfounding scientists with their problem-solving skills and intellectual insight for decades. Dr. Paula Kahumbu,...

Classics, including the five pictured here, have divided readers for decades.

Let’s Talk About The Classics

Maya H. November 20, 2023

Creased spines. A scent somewhere between mildew and vanilla. Dimensions that never quite align with the rest of the inventory on your bookshelf. You’ve arrived at the classics section. Far more partial...

Signs at the Golden Globe Awards

History of the Golden Globes

Ieva A. March 16, 2023

While you may already know about the Golden Globes award ceremony, you might not be aware of its humble beginnings. Today’s Golden Globes usually consist of popular movie and TV show stars mingling together...

My Senior Farewell Letter for The Echo

Odessa C. June 6, 2022

“Odessa, I think you should apply for Senior Editor,” Ms. Adrianne said to me after she called me outside to talk to her. Senior Editor? I was expecting her to talk to me about something important,...

The Gradient: Third Issue

The Gradient: Third Issue

June 5, 2022

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A Student Athlete’s Balance

Mae D. and Hana H. June 5, 2022

Hana H. is a ninth-grade student here at GALA. Not only is she fully academically engaged, she also devotes hours and hours every week to ballet at the Colburn School of Dance in Downtown Los Angeles....

Musical Movies to Watch If You Haven’t Already

Kenya G. June 5, 2022

Are you interested in musical theater? Have you ever wanted to watch a musical on Broadway? Movie musicals are the next best thing. They are the best for people who love to see characters break into song...

College Spotlight: Columbia University

College Spotlight: Columbia University

Zoe O. April 29, 2022

College: Columbia University Amount of Undergraduate Degrees: 90 Amount of Majors: More than 100 Location: New York, New York Type of College: Private Ivy League  It's hard to sum up a...

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